Rich Clarkson

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Rich Clarkson is a Denver, Colorado based photographer. Rich owns the photography and publishing company Rich Clarkson and Associates, LLC. Clarkson is a former Director of Photography at the National Geographic magazine and was a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated magazine for several decades starting in the 1970s through the 1990s. His photographs have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated over 30 times.[1] He hired and mentored several photographers who have gone on the achieve world renown. Clarkson has organized the top-tier Summit series of photography workshops for over 20 years. His company handles all championship photography for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). In 2007 the journalism school at the University of Kansas awarded the William Allen White Medal to Clarkson for his lifetime achievements.[2]


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